Teen shot on Boston Common; 3 people in custody

Plutis.com septiembre 13, 2017 0

Victim suffered life-threatening injuries –
BOSTON — A person was shot on the Boston Common Tuesday afternoon.

Boston Emergency Medical Services said the shooting victim was found by the bandstand on the Boston Common just before 7 p.m. The 19-year-old man was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Boston police said three persons of interest, in their teens, are in custody. Police said the people know each other and believe it was not a random act.

“We need to get these guns off the street,” Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said at a press conference. “We need to tell these kids to smarten up. These shootings are becoming to common.”

Bystanders said they heard numerous gunshots on the Common, and heard people yelling, “Active shooter.” An Emerson College student saw one of the suspects take off on foot down the tracks of the T.

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority said the Red Line and Green Line are experienced moderate delays to due police action for about 25 minutes. A photo from inside Arlington station shows officers on the tracks during their search for a suspect.

A video posted to Twitter showed people leaving the Boylston T stop.

Corey Saunders @CoreySNews
Replying to @Mike_Gauld @ChelseaScanner
Hi Mike, Could @WCVB please use your video with credit to you?
Mike Gauld @Mike_Gauld
People being evacuated from Boylston T stop pic.twitter.com/9yfNQUrWN3

People being evacuated from Boylston T stop pic.twitter.com/9yfNQUrWN3

— Mike Gauld (@Mike_Gauld) September 12, 2017
Emerson College did advise its students on campus to go to the nearest room, lock the doors and silence their phones. The shelter in place order was just after 7:30 p.m.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact them.